University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Bookstore to host book signing for Chris Martin Oct. 21

Learn about the award-winning science fiction book, n-Space: Stories, Poems and Music of the Future. Author Chris Martin, pen name of Richard Schmidt, will be hosting a book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Bookstore.

The Kirkus Review says, “Martin’s varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over [Jana] Maines’ adventures in n-Space.”

The book follows a courageous captain-in-training, Jana Maines, as she faces challenges that test her abilities to the limit as she strives to complete her missions. The book It is intended for young adult readers who are interested in science, space travel and science fiction and is presented in a fresh way that helps readers understand science through fascinating science based adventures. Technical readers will enjoy the advanced mathematical principles incorporated in the stories. A detailed technical section is also included for those daring to investigate the realities of space travel. For more information, please visit

The book n-Space: Stories, Poems and Music of the Future (ISBN 978-1-4502-6091-6) is available in Grand Forks through at the Bookstore and Ferguson’s Books. The Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Public libraries also feature copies of this new book.

About the Author: Chris Martin is an experienced teacher, technician and technical writer. He was raised on a North Dakota farm, then served in the United States Navy as an antisubmarine warfare operator with a combat aircrew. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and physics, taught high school for several years and presently maintains air traffic radar and radio communications systems.

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